Singing Lessons


My Studio

My private studio caters for both adult and school age students. Amongst my students are those at selective performance high schools and tertiary students. Some students are choral singers, seeking to improve their technique.

Others simply sing for the joy of it.

I principally teach classical singing, but I have also taught my students contemporary, jazz, music theatre and cabaret repertoire. I have successfully prepared students for examinations (including AMEB, HSC and tertiary) and auditions.

Students are also welcome to come for music theory lessons, whether it is simply to improve their music skills or to prepare for AMEB examinations.


Am I too young to have lessons?

My students have ranged in age from ten to eighty years. Girls normally begin lessons at the age of thirteen or fourteen years. Younger girls are accepted on audition.

It is preferable for boys to wait until their voices have settled, post break, usually, 15 or 16 years.

 

Am I too old to have lessons?

It is never too late to learn to sing. I have many mature students, some of whom are returning to studies after some years away from it, and others for whom this is a new endeavor.

 

How long will I need to have lessons?

Learning to sing is a process. It takes time.

Success is not necessarily instantaneous, but with proper guidance and practice, students can enjoy real results.

Remember that professional singers often still have singing lessons, even after many years of successful performing.


I am a member of Australian National Association of Teachers of Singing (ANATS) and of the Musicological Society of Australia (MSA).

I hold a Bachelor of Music (Honours)(Performance), First Class, from the Elder Conservatorium University of Adelaide, and a PhD in Music from the University of Newcastle.

I have been an adjudicator for the National Amateur Song Contest, Lake Macquarie Eisteddfod (2001); Warringah Eisteddfod (2003), The Sydney Angels Singing Competition (2003), and the Cowra Eisteddfod (2015).

I have taught singing at Pembroke School (S.A.), SCEGGS Darlinghurst, Ascham and Kincoppal (NSW). I have also taught undergraduates and postgraduates at the Wesley Institute (now Excelsia College), NSW.

My repertoire includes works in English, French, Italian, German, Latin, Russian, Spanish and Swedish and my knowledge of operatic repertoire ranges from baroque through to twentieth century.

I have a particular interest in style in relation to different nations and periods, and in historical teaching methods.

My concert repertoire includes works by Bach, Barber, Bellini, Berg, Berlioz, Brahms, Brambilla, Britten, Colbran, Debussy, Donizetti, Duparc, Falla, Fauré, Granados, Grieg, Gurney, Handel, Mahler, Malibran, Mozart, Monteverdi, Poulenc, Purcell, Quilter, Ravel, Schoenberg, Schubert, Schumann, Sibelius, Richard Strauss, Verdi, Weill, Wolf and others. 

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